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29 Nov 2011 NLRB releases update on “quickie election” vote scheduled tomorrow

As mentioned in our post earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a vote tomorrow afternoon on some of its “quickie election” rules proposed earlier this year.  The Board has just released an update on tomorrow’s vote with the full text of the resolution to be voted upon. Apparently, at tomorrow’s meeting the discussion is to focus on the process for the final regulation, which will then be voted on sometime before Member…

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29 Nov 2011 Strategic resignation by Member Hayes may derail scheduled Board vote on “quickie election” rules

One of the Board’s more controversial moves this year was the proposal of new rules to expedite the representation election process, allowing so-called “quickie elections.” After a two-day hearing in July and more than 65,000 written comments received, the Board has scheduled a vote tomorrow on whether to adopt new rules.   It’s not exactly clear, however, just which proposed rules the Board intends to vote on. The Board’s press release says that the November 30…

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28 Nov 2011 Welcome to the Barnes and Thornburg Labor Relations weblog

Welcome to our blog!    Managed by experienced labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, the BT Labor Relations blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues. With contributors from Barnes and Thornburg’s offices around the country, we provide a national perspective on labor law issues affecting employers across all industries. While we intend to focus on the National Labor Relations Board and the private sector,…

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